Faith Poem

Faith To Let Go Of What Isn't Meant For You

I kept hearing God tell me to let go, but I didn't want to. It was way too good for me to let go. I didn't understand why I had to. I knew He had better plans for me, but right at that moment I didn't believe it. I kept holding on, even though it seemed like everyone was trying to bring me down. I was experiencing so much pain and hurt. Let go...and so I did. It hurt, of course, and my heart was shattered. But through those moments, I learned many new lessons, which I put into this poem.

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To me, this poem seems to be a symbolic one. “I” is ego and “He” is the Almighty. He advises again and again to let ego go. But “I” doesn't want to move further even to the extent of 1mm....

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Let Go

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Published: March 30, 2018

"Let go," He says. "Let go."
But my heart is stubborn, so I do not let go.
"What if it hurts?" I say.
"I know it will hurt," He says.
"What if I fall?" I say louder.
"I know you will fall," He says.
"But what if I can't get up?
What if I can't go on?
What if my heart breaks into a thousand pieces?"
"It's all right; just let go."
"No. I can't. I want to, but I can't."
"Let go."
"How? My heart will break. It is breaking already."
"So it will break. Let go."
"I can't. It hurts."
"Don't you know, my child?
If you fall, I will pick you up.
If you can't go on, I will carry you.
Don't you know, my child? Don't you know?
It is when it breaks that I can make you whole again.
It is when it breaks that I can pick out these broken pieces that are hurting you.
It is when it breaks that you can truly learn to love.
You can rise again.
You will rise again.
Let go."

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  • by Subhash Bansal
  • 1 month ago

To me, this poem seems to be a symbolic one. “I” is ego and “He” is the Almighty. He advises again and again to let ego go. But “I” doesn't want to move further even to the extent of 1mm. Despite His firm and repeated assurances, “I” doesn't listen to Him. This is the real problem of today's man. Every man thinks of himself an epitome of perfection. It is not bad, but not to have faith is bad. In the times of difficulties and failures, the man suddenly finds himself in the grip of misfortune and loses the confidence. The downfall begins. This poem shows the way.

  • by Jozef Greatorex
  • 5 months ago

At first I didn't understand this poem, but luckily it has a hidden message that will grip you.

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